February 20, 2013
Raptors top Wizards for fifth win in a row
By MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors dunks against Bradley Beal of the Wizards Tuesday night in Washington. (Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP)

It’s almost comical now looking back at those early Rudy Gay days in Toronto when there was concern that he and DeMar DeRozan might not function well together.

The one-two scoring punch combination has been a thing of beauty ever since Gay arrived. Playing their eighth game together, the duo once again led the Raptors charge as they tied a season high with their fifth consecutive victory of the season in a 96-88 victory over Washington.

The Wizards came into this one on a bit of a roll of their own having won four of the past five heading into the break, but had lost all offensive rhythm over the four-day break and didn’t exactly come prepared to defend.

For the game, the Raptors held Washington to just 39% shooting. The Raps themselves were a tad under 45% but it was enough to secure the win, their first in five visits to this arena. The Raps had not won here since December, 2009.

 



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